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Positive ConnotationPlay
'Statesman' implies honor and wisdom unlike 'politician', which can be neutral or negative. SlideShe admired the leader's transition from a local politician to a national statesman.
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Not Just TitlesPlay
Being a statesman is not about titles but the quality of political work and decisions. SlideDespite not being president, he is a statesman for his impactful diplomatic work.
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Eminent historical leaders are often referred to as statesmen in history books. SlideAbraham Lincoln is often cited as a remarkable statesman in American history.